As we head into the colder months and with the price of energy set to remain almost twice as high as it was last October, we are highlighting ways that people can stay warm for less this winter.
Below, we are outlining low-cost actions and easy changes around the home that people can take now to reduce energy and therefore money wasted through heat lost from their homes. At the same time, we are urging everyone that can to take advantage of the current support available to help improve home energy efficiency.
On 1 October, the UK Government’s Energy Price Guarantee will come into place, which will fix the price per kWh for gas and electricity for UK households for the next two years. This will protect bill payers from further price increases as the wholesale cost of gas continues to rise. However, it will still mean that the average home’s annual bill will be approximately £2,500 – an increase of 97% compared to last October and 27% compared to the last price cap period April-September 2022 (based on energy price cap levels, not taking into account UK Government support).
We know that many people will have already made changes and adapted to cut back on using energy around the home. Simple, quick energy saving actions may be small but they do all add up to reduce energy use and in turn, your bills. To manage and maximise the efficiency of heating systems and stay warm for less, our tips include turning down the thermostat, installing heating controls and ensuring there is space around radiators.